Frank (Francis J.) Carney is an experienced mediator in Utah. He had a long career in civil litigation, but now limits his practice to mediation.
Serving as a defense lawyer in the medical malpractice, products liability, and personal injury arenas for eighteen years, he then for ten years acted as plaintiffs’ counsel in those areas. He also has represented financial institutions, dealt with hospital credentialing issues, and at one point or another handled nearly every kind of civil litigation.
Frank has been actively involved in the revision of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure and of the Utah Model Jury Instructions, as well as frequently lecturing on trial practice and civil procedure.
He has tried or arbitrated cases involving everything from brain-damaged babies to legal malpractice. This gives him a unique perspective for the evaluation of your case.
A Sample of Recent Mediations
Frank is a hands-on evaluative mediator who will understand your case, knows the Utah judicial system, has a deep knowledge of Utah law and procedure, and knows (and is known by) most litigators and judges in the state. He gets cases settled by direct and substantive analysis and discussion with counsel and their clients of the strengths and weaknesses of the claims and defenses.
Areas of high expertise are medical malpractice, other personal injury claims, legal malpractice, and Section 1983 and other civil rights actions. (No domestic mediations and no arbitrations.)